Augustana today announced that 376 students will participate in the commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2015, set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for seating. An additional 55 students will graduate in absentia for a total class of 431 graduates.
Acclaimed pianist Dr. Rick Andrews, professor of music, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Augustana Student Association Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana Community by a faculty member.
"Let me Google that" is not a phrase Senior Carolyn Johnson from Goodhue, Minnesota, was able to use while working on her senior and honors theses. Her research has yet to hit the Internet but can be found in the form of letters written during World War I at the Center for Western Studies.
South Dakota is hosting its first-ever Miss Amazing Pageant on Augustana’s campus, Saturday, May 9.
Director of Financial Aid Brenda Murtha received the 2015 Augie Pride award at the Augustana Service Awards Presentation and Celebration on Wednesday afternoon.
Following the recent earthquakes in Nepal, Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation, students and staff are raising funds to help support victims of the disaster. All funds raised will be given to Lutheran Disaster Response.
Ryan Turnquist, a business communication and sport management major from Minnesota, will intern at the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer.
Seniors Lauren Evans from Freeport, Illinois, and Carolyn Johnson from Goodhue, Minnesota, presented their senior theses at the Phi Alpha Theta conference at the University of South Dakota this week. Both presentations were well received and Johnson was awarded the Phi Alpha Theta Award for best paper related to women's history.
Junior Connor Auch has been awarded a Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant.
Augustana has announced plans to add women's swimming as its 19th varsity program. Augustana women's swimming will begin competition during the 2016-17 academic year.